Peru: Danper aims for expansion in Colombia

Agroexports are growing in Peru, and Peruvian companies are starting to take root outside the country. Danper is moving in the same direction, aiming to continue serving the global market.

Its executive director, Jorge Arangurí, recalled that the company wanted to invest in lands with large irrigation projects in Peru. However, since these were brought to a halt, Colombia has become an attractive plan B.

"It is a natural market for the expansion of the Peruvian agroindustry. Its harvesting schedule complements that of our country, allowing ours to be expanded," he said. He said that Colombia has the right conditions for the cultivation of fruit trees, especially avocados.

In this regard, he explained that Danper is studying both the acquisition of land in that market, as well as the signing of supply partnerships that can result in the growth of both parties. He believes that upcoming agreements could be finalized in the coming years.

Today, Danper and its subsidiaries have about 7,000 hectares in production, including both their own and those run by third parties.

Recently, Camposol announced its entry into the market with the purchase of lands for avocado cultivation.

Regarding the current operations, Arangurí said that they have just started the artichoke and blueberry campaign, expecting harvest peaks in the coming weeks. The peak season for green asparagus is also around the corner.

"We are currently in a busy period. In the third semester, we harvest almost 50% of our annual production," he said, after explaining that the Peruvian agro-industry aims to compete in these months, when the production in the northern hemisphere is reduced.

With the start of these campaigns, Danper hopes to achieve its announced sales goal of US$ 200 million, taking into account the exports of fresh, frozen, canned and "ready to eat" products.


Source: gestion.pe

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